Council of Generals takes tour of County
By Matthew Burgoyne
Madison hosted a group of international business leaders last week which may lead to an increase of business in the area.
Hosted by the Department of Economic Development (DED) of Georgia , the Council Generals, a group of trade representatives from over 20 countries, met in Madison to take a tour of the area. The DED brought the representatives to various locations in Georgia with the hopes of interesting them of bringing business to the state. Madison was one of the chosen spots in Georgia.
Traveling in an official convoy with police escort, Bob Hughes, Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Director, brought the representatives around Morgan County. A highlight of the tour for most of the Council Generals was Bruce Weiner’s microcar museum. The museum showcases microcars built post World War II.
The tour of Madison can only bring positive things to the community – more business, more jobs, more money.
“It gave us the chance to showcase who we are,” said Hughes.
This was the first time the DED chose to bring the Council Generals to Madison. The Council Generals serve as the liaisons between a foreign nation and the city of Atlanta and the state of Georgia and are brought to the state every year.